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DTMB-Procurement encourages all bidders - those who were successful in receiving an award and those who were not - to arrange a debriefing session with the buyer handling the solicitation. This is a great way to help improve your proposals and become more competitive in the future.
Debriefings may be conducted in person, or over the phone. During this session, the buyer will review your proposal, highlight its specific strengths, and indicate areas where the submission may have contained deficiencies.
In preparation of a debrief, request that the buyer email the Evaluation Synopsis. This document will show how the proposal was scored. Write down any questions concerning the Evaluation Synopsis before meeting with the buyer. The best debriefs take place when the bidder is prepared with questions.
For more detailed information about submitting quality bids, please see the Elements of a Quality Proposal training on this website.
Please do not confuse a debrief with the protest process. For more information on the protest process click here.